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Greenheart and grade separations

From: domainremoved <Patti>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:13:27 -0700

Dear Mayor and council:

An additional piece of information that would be very important in your
discussions about the Greenheart project is the impact of grade
separations.

At the May 2nd community meeting about the Ravenswood grade separation
project, it was stated that the Council is considering two options for
grade separation at Ravenswood: a split option with the tracks partially
raised and the roadway partially lowered, and an at-grade option with the
tracks remaining at grade and the roadway lowered fully to pass beneath the
tracks. Each of those options would require the lowering of the street
(Ravenswood) below the Caltrain tracks. If the split option is selected,
this would have a concurrent impact on crossings at Glenwood, Oak Grove,
Encinal, and probably Watkins. If the other option is selected, then it is
likely that those other streets would be affected in the future, but not
concurrently.

Because Garwood Way is designed as the primary access point into the
Greenheart project, and is so close to the Caltrain tracks, and some
clarity about grade separation should be part of any approval or
negotiations related to that project. The Draft EIR did not discuss any
potential impacts of grade separation on the design of intersections with
Garwood Way.

Discussions with Greenheart need to explicitly include implications of
future grade separation and respective responsibilities.

Sincerely,
Patti
Received on Tue Jul 19 2016 - 14:19:28 PDT

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